As a shareholder wouldn't I be better off owning shares that have voting rights, as opposed to the Class C shares that do not. It would seem Class C shares come with a range of complexities in terms of value and the hassle of keeping tract of them separately over time. I'm thinking it makes sense to just sell the Class C shares and stick with Class A stock. Anybody see any advantages of keeping both Class C and Class A shares over time?
Oh, we got a smarty pants here! At least my commen sense told me correctly this deal isn't giving us anything...
Oh, and Mr janerik504 Smarty Pants, how many other deals have you seen like this? Name one just like this one.
Good point on the amount of the sp reduction after the div adjustment ( the effect on the sp doesn't last long or as long as a stock split).
iloved, are you sure? I can't see how a Company can afford to just give all stockholders another 1/3 the value of their stock! I mean in a traditional split, say 2:1, you double your shares but the shares are worth the same because they drop the price by half when it splits (zero dollar gain). This FB deal essentially gives you a third more shares worth money in themselves (1/3 Class A price). Giving you more shares coming with a third of the value which you can sell and make a 33% gain. Am I right? What am I missing?
"What does creating Class C shares mean?
Facebook currently has two classes of shares. Class A shares entitle shareholders to one vote per share. Class B shares carry 10 votes each. Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, owns nearly 4 million Facebook Class A shares and 468 million Class B shares, giving him overall voting power of 60%.
Under the proposal, Facebook would give shareholders a dividend of two non-voting Class C shares for every Class A or B share they have, effectively splitting the stock three ways."
I think you're staying on the sidelines now an excellent move because I think you're right because of the problems already experienced trying to unload INSP & Mononucleosis. And once that's over (2020?) we still have to see a growing Turbotax & synergized growth in Vectorchest, ha! Lot of iffs. I say this and I'm stuck holding the stock!
Employment's doing better but US Co's need something they can hang their hats on to start buying goods/infrastructure again. No one's buying computers, electrical appllances. Been dead way too long...
WSJ article today saying this last Qtr US non defense capital goods spending declined 2.4% and that US businesses have been/continue to be hesitant to spend on staples such as "computers,, machinery and electrical appliances". I think this is why so many stocks like TSRA are stuck. The economy needs to promote confidence and it's not.
Hi tommy! I never understand the institutional holders term like what's listed on Yahoo Finance. You call Fidelity and the broker says that term typically includes the individual stock holders holding the stock in a brokerage acct. But yes, 97.5% is high comparatively to most stocks.
Or, will there be better opportunities within the next month or two to buy at a much better price? I'm looking to buy BOUT $50k all at once in my Roth IRA trading acct. Preferably hold indefinitely but not against trading it some. Advice on price & timing appreciated.
The lack of messengers on this msg bd says it all - investors enthusiasm for BCOR ruining INSP, then going 180 degrees into this low profit/low growth tax sw business competing with already established businesses, then another Kmart move into Monoprice (should have just bought Kmart instead, ha!).
China doesn't wanna partner on anything, they wanna own it outright, or steal if if they can...
Ah, serious telephone & text users and data consumers. OK, I get it. But you lost me when you talk about "4k videos on smart phones and "something x86 won't do ". What do you mean there. Talking about capacity, power, storage, etc., what?
Peak SCD days is probably an accurate comment and I agree. However SCD's are not completely going away or being replaced by Mobile/Cloud/IOT. I'm interested in the term "Serious Consumption Device". Not sure what you mean by it. Please explain.
I'm not pumping anything. Just stating I don't think the SCD model is dying as much as investors are being lead to believe.
broder, where you been all my life, ha! Seriously, I've been holding this dinasour INSP so long pretty I'll have held it longer than new investors have been alive, ha!
You make good points, that is if this new vectorvest proves itself. As far as I'm concerned Turbotax by itself will never get me back to BE. And I don't expect BCOR to get much or anywhere near a value comparable to what we'vce lost on INSP and this STUPID Monoprice! Lets just hope we can sell those two turds! Oh, I've got no choice, no strategy, no hope really, but to continue holding until my loss becomes less n less unbearable then get out. Now, the newcomver getting in now, that's different story. IF, IF, IF, this unproven, relativley UNKNOWN Vectorvest actually makes money and we don't have to wait 2 - 3 more years to evidence that, then yeah, newcomers will make some money on BCOR stock. Good luck with that!
Haven't been watching IBM. They're saying all the blue chippers are expensive now. I already own AAPL & FB in my Roth. I wanna buy some Amazon, Google, Home Depot, United Healthcare & Disney too. Would you say IBM's at a good price to buy now?
Good point on plenty of machines still running XP, home users and businesses. And yeah, anyone still running XP will probably also be refreshing their computer too, their entire platform.
When MSFT reports how many WIn10 upgrades to date, only Corporate upgrades are making any money. I've been out of the industry for 7 years now, so, don't have a good feel for where the big Co's are at on their refresh cycles. I would guess that the big businesses still have plenty of PCs (SCD's) and prior versions of Windows waiting for the OS upgrades and machine refreshes. My point is big businesses will stay with the SCD model rather than move everything mobile IOT.